Published: Fri, August 10, 2018

Fox News Channel Alum Abby Huntsman Joins 'The View' for Season 22

Fox News Channel Alum Abby Huntsman Joins 'The View' for Season 22

The hiring of Huntsman comes in the wake of The View bidding adieu to both co-host Sara Haines (who with Michael Strahan will co-anchor Good Morning America's new, Chew-replacing third hour, GMA Day, starting September 10) and part-time panelist Paula Faris (who left the talker in July).

Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman is reportedly leaving her post co-hosting "Fox & Friends Weekend" to join the all-female panel of ABC's "The View".

Huntsman is the daughter of Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and has hosted "Fox & Friends Weekend" since 2016.


Now, sources close to "The View" tell Page Six that while "a deal isn't done", the show "is very interested in a role for her". Her father also served as U.S. Ambassador to China under President Obama. (R), who was named ambassador to Russian Federation late past year. She joined Fox News as a reporter in 2015. This will be her last week at Fox.

"No negotiation is worth throwing your own people and country under the bus", Huntsman tweeted.

"The View" finished its 2017-18 season on a ratings roll, averaging 2.9 million viewers per day. Huntsman, who is the daughter of Jon Huntsman, the U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation, would bolster the ranks of young Republicans around "The View's" table, joining Meghan McCain. Those figures made it the most-watched season since Barbara Walters retired four years ago, Fox reported.

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